Admission requirements

There are no admission requirements beyond the regular admission requirements for the university.


UMKC Department of Economics offers an intellectually challenging atmosphere and the opportunity for study well beyond the traditional boundaries of economics. Due to the university's location in a major metropolitan area with many major financial companies nearby, students have many opportunities for internships and part-time employment within their field of interest.


Fast facts

  • The department offers an undergraduate major that can be completed through day or evening classes.
  • The department houses a number of complementary academic centers, including the Center of Economic Information.


The economics faculty has an international reputation. Faculty members have published in international, national and regional journals of note. They regularly present formal papers at regional, national and international conferences and are frequently invited to deliver keynote addresses and to provide policy advise to national, state, and local governments around the world.

Some of the faculty's interests are the following:

  • macroeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • monetary theory
  • industrial organization
  • environmental economics
  • public finance 
  • law and economics
  • economic development
  • institutional economics
  • post-Keynesian economics
  • history of economics
  • labor economics
  • urban economics  

Student organizations

OΔE (Omicron Delta Epsilon)

OΔE is the International Honor Society in Economics. Its purpose is to recognize scholastic attainment, honor outstanding achievements in economics, and promote scholarly research and interaction among students and faculty working in the field of economics. 

The Economics Club

This club promotes interaction among undergraduate, graduate students, faculty and distinguished economists and professionals.


Oeconomicus is a student-refereed economics journal sponsored by the Economics Club. The journal welcomes contributions in all areas of political economy, economic methodology, economic history and history of economic thought. All economic traditions are welcome, including post-Keynesian, institutionalist, Marxist, feminist, Austrian and Sraffian. It publishes both theoretical and empirical research, as well as interviews with distinguished economists and policy makers.

S3C (Students of the Social Science Consortium)

Chartered as an official UMKC student organization in January of 1997, S3C provides the organizational context for several functions of great value to the economics program.


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Contact us

Office of Admissions

120 Administrative Center
5115 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-235-1111
Toll-free: 1-800-775-8652
Relay Missouri: 1-800-735-2966 (TTY)

Visit us

Students are encouraged to schedule a campus visit by visiting or calling 816-235-8652.


UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.